Galia Lahav’s bride of the day is Angela Kzylyan, wearing the Patchouli gown and looking utmost beautifully. It is inspiring to hear that our gowns are what women dream and what they picture as their dream wedding gown, it is heartwarming and incredible to know that Galia Lahav gowns are making dreams come true, just like it has for Angela. Congrats to Angela and her husband who look astonishingly happy on their wedding day.
I knew exactly what I was looking for in a wedding gown… And Galia Lava’s Patchouli was a replica of the image in my head. I tried on so many different gowns, but nothing felt like Patchouli felt. The fabric, the comfort, the quality… the confidence it gave! It can’t be compared to anything else I’ve ever experienced. I knew this gown would be the one the moment I saw it.
Andy & I have been together since high school. I was a junior and he was a senior. We could not stay away from each other from the very beginning! We were best friends. We grew up together. Out of high school we went to college together, found our careers, and watched each other become the adults we are now. Any problem we encountered was nothing we couldn’t resolve together. The truth is we just didn’t picture ourselves with anybody else. When something went wrong, we didn’t resolve the problem by just ending the relationship… we didn’t see it that way. I grew up believing that if something is wrong, you fix it. Luckily, he had the same mentality. Here we are now, over 7 years later, and he’s still my best friend. The only one I want to share my dreams and memories with.
For our Armenian tradition, the ceremony begins at the grooms parents house, followed by the brides parents house. The tradition is the grooms family must “take the bride from her parents home.” It’s a very special ceremony and loads of fun with all the events that happen including someone that has to steal the brides shoe, as a symbol that they do not want her to leave, and a man from the brides side of the family guarding the door with a sword, so the bride can’t leave. During this ceremony is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Andy & I chose not to see or speak to each other a couple days before the wedding, so we sort of missed each other. The highlight of the entire day would be when we first saw each other. Andy had never seen me in a wedding dress before, especially in something as sexy and sophisticated as Patchouli! The moment we saw each other, it felt so right. All the years of waiting and anticipation… All seemed so worth it at that moment.
At the church! After walking down the isle, Andy & I noticed our pastor’s adorable suede floral slippers he had on. We could not stop giggling about them. Little did I know, our videographer’s crew had put a small recording device on Andy’s collar (to better record the “I Do’s”), so our entire conversation at the church was recorded! The camera crew
asked us what on earth we were talking and laughing about, so I hope they get a good laugh while editing the video 🙂
I’ve had some disappointing experiences at other bridal salons before. The kind where you’re looked down upon, and you get a vibe that the employees are TOO GOOD to be assisting you. None of that nonsense happened with the Galia Lahav staff. They turned out to be some of the friendliest people I’ve met. I don’t think I can say enough to explain how grateful I am of them. The ladies at the Los Angeles Flagship salon made my dreams come true, just by treating me the way they did; like family. It was the experience of a lifetime. They always welcomed us with open arms. I actually looked forward to every fitting appointment. I can’t find one negative thing to say! Probably the best wedding planning memory I have is working with the Galia Lahav staff. I recommend them to everyone! Thank you so much ladies!
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